Forging a New Vision Josh Kohn embraces new role as performance director at Creative Alliance

Less than a week before heading to China for a tour sponsored by the New Orleans-based public radio show “American Routes,” the Chinese government clamped down on all outdoor festivals. Club appearances with audiences greater than 600 people were canceled too. With three ensembles — Treme Brass Band, Los Tex Maniacs and Wylie and the… Read More

Her Signature Piece Agnieszka Kurant and the art of what’s missing

NEW YORK — On June 5, Agnieszka Kurant will become one of only a handful of artists to have their work adorn the famous curved facade of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Kurant’s “The End of Signature,” a neon white projection created from the actual signatures of museum visitors with the help of a computer… Read More

Green and Healthy How to tweak your spring salads

The new food movement/trend is eating well and healthy to look and feel better. And what better time than spring to jump-start lighter, delicious eating. From blueberries and strawberries to asparagus and spinach, good choices can improve moods for all ages. Local fresh foods really are healthier. You will enjoy higher nutrient levels because they… Read More

Midlife Health Clinics allow for whole health approach to women’s care

Younger women typically rely on their gynecologist as their only physician, says Dr. Katharine Taber, director of the Women’s Wellness Center at Northwest Hospital, “but at midlife that really changes.” A single doctor can’t realistically provide all of the specialized services needed for midlife health, she explains, but women’s clinics have a network of expertise… Read More

Poetry Place

Lag B’Omer is behind us, yet Sinai still seems so far away. We taste yesterday’s bitterness even as we attempt to shed our enslavement, even as we begin to breathe in our freedom. We count the days, 49 in all; seven days a week for seven weeks. Each day is another step from liberation to… Read More

5K or Bouquet Unique ways to commemorate Mother’s Day

Participants in the Maryland Half Marathon and 5K, founded by Michael Greenebaum and Jon Sevel of Pikesville, are raising funds for the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, a research and teaching facility gifted by Greenebaum’s father, Stewart, and named in honor of his mother, Marlene, a two-time breast cancer survivor. Now… Read More

Playful, Poignant Faunette

Ruth Channing moved to Paris after a two-year stint at the Rhode Island School of Design to study printmaking and etching at the acclaimed experimental studio Atelier 17 in her early 20s. She quickly became enchanted and smitten with the history, culture and sensuality of her surroundings. There, she said, “everything seemed to be soaked… Read More